SPARC Europe seeks nominees for expanded board

23rd October 2017News, Uncategorised

This year, SPARC Europe voted to add four additional seats to our Board to make it more representative of the people and organisations we serve. As we look to fill these positions, we are currently accepting nominees.

At present, the board is heavily represented by members from Northern Europe. As equitable representation is important to us, candidates from Western, Eastern and Southern Europe are of particular interest. Female nominees are also strongly encouraged to apply.

“It’s important to us that our board show both a wide and representative geographical spread, as well as greater gender-balance,” said Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Chair of the SPARC Europe Board.

All nominees are required to submit a short CV and cover letter briefly stating their motivations for wishing to become a SPARC Europe Board member and how they believe they would contribute to SPARC Europe’s work. The CV must include the nominee’s current function and affiliation.

Board members serve a 3-year term with a possibility for re-election. They attend Board meetings an average of three times per year; two of which require in-person participation. Travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the member’s organisation.

If you wish to see a scholarly communication system built on the principles of openness, or if you would like to support further progress in the areas of Open Science, including Open Access, research integrity, and OER, by serving on the Board for SPARC Europe, we hope to hear from you.

Nominations are due by Friday, 10 November 2017.

See our current Board:

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